Venezuela solidarity action in Bandung calls for end to US imperialist aggression

Kumparan – March 19, 2019
Global Day of Solidarity with Venezuela in Bandung – March 18, 2019 (Kumparan)
Global Day of Solidarity with Venezuela in Bandung – March 18, 2019 (Kumparan)

Agus Bebeng, Bandung – Commemorating the Global Day of Solidarity with Venezuela, a group of protesters from the Solidarity Committee for Venezuela (KSV) held a protest action in West Java provincial capital of Bandung on the afternoon of Monday March 18.

The KSV action was held on the sidewalk at Jl. Asia Afrika Bandung in front of the City Bank building which they said was a symbol of the United States standing in Bandung.

During the action, the participants brought a banner with the message “End United States Imperialist Intervention! Defend the Bolivarian Revolution!” and a number of posters rejecting US intervention in Venezuela which is currently being hit by crisis.

Calls of “Go to hell with your aid”, “Peace on earth and sovereignty for the Venezuelan people”, “Long live Venezuelan people” and “US stop creating world disorder” were written on the posters being held by demonstrators.

In addition to this a theatrical action was held which presented people painted with the Venezuelan flag and a demonstrator wearing a mask of US President Donald Trump. The solidarity action was closed with the burning of a US flag and the Donald Trump mask.

The action in front of the City Bank, which was closely watched over by police, attracted considerable attention from road users.

Solidarity actions for Venezuela were not just held in Bandung but in several other cities including Jakarta, Yogyakarta in Central Java, Malang in East Java, Palu in Central Sulawesi, Manado in North Sulawesi, Makassar in South Sulawesi and Ternate in North Maluku.

[Abridged translation by James Balowski. The second part of the article was a general description of the situation in Venezuela. The original title of the article was “Teatrikal Donal Trump Warnai Solidaritas untuk Venezuela di Bandung”.]